Google Is Working On a Foldable Phone and The Patent Looks Like a Lenovo Yoga

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According to foreign media reports, the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) recently announced a patent shows that Google seems to be engaged in folding mobile phones.

The patent was filed on July 25. According to the patented schematic, a hinged connection is used in the middle of the device. The patent uses a large amount of text describing the method of displaying content on either or both sides, as well as the software that controls it.

It is worth mentioning that Motorola’s logo appears on some of the patent’s illustrations. Google acquired Motorola in 2011 and sold it to Lenovo in 2014. In addition, the system UI shown on the illustrations seems to be some years old.

According to the description, it can work in the form of a tent, displaying content on both sides, and can work like the tablet and mobile phone modes in other folding mobile phone concepts. From this point of view, it is a bit like the “small” Lenovo YOGA notebook.

In addition, the patent also describes that this device can display content on either side of the screen when shooting. This means that the device does not need a dedicated front and rear camera like the current mobile phone: because the user can see the content on the screen no matter how the phone screen is oriented.

Whatever happens, foldable phone still has a long way to go before production, and rival folding phones, like Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy F for example, will likely have already appeared by then. Let’s hope Google and Motorola have something good to show off if and when they launch.

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